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Man sentenced to five years for statutory rape and possessing child porn

Nicosia court

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison by the Nicosia court on Friday, after he was found guilty of possessing child pornography and grooming children for sexual purposes.

The criminal court said that according to the evidence, the man used Facebook and the application Viber to approach and build a relationship with young teens.  According to the court, he would exchange sexually explicit pictures with people.

In one incident, the court’s announcement said, the man met with one of the underage individuals and had sexual intercourse with them.

The court said that the underage individual was close to the age of consent, a fact that was taken into account during sentencing.

The man admitted to the crimes, the court noted, and he had a clean prior record.

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